Being an actress in a high-profile movie means that you often have to sit through countless interviews where you have to answer the same questions over and over, particularly those questions about hair, make-up, workout routines and other topics specifically saved for women.
So what happens when an interviewer turns the tables and asks the "female" questions of the male and the "male" questions of the female?
We recently found out thanks to this Cosmopolitan interviewer who sat down recently with Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo during a press tour promoting their upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The interviewer begins the session by asking Ruffalo what he's wearing on the red carpet for the film's premiere. While Johansson seems amused, Ruffalo starts laughing, but it's obvious that he's not sure exactly how to answer that.
As the questions continue, including inquiries about Ruffalo's diet and exercise plan, he grows a bit more anxious and eventually steals a glance at Johansson that says it all: "Do you really put up with this?"
Johansson, of course, remains amused, while she answers the more serious questions that her male counterparts tend to get, including a discussion about doing her own stunts, as well as an in-depth analysis of her character. Johansson answered each question well and seemed to enjoy this different kind of interview.
In the end, the video proves that actresses put up with a lot of sexist questioning, even those working on big budget films like the Marvel movies. But then again, Johansson's character, Black Widow, was still snubbed when it comes to Avengers merchandising.
Meanwhile, their Age of Ultron co-stars, Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans, are in hot water for calling Black Widow a "whore" and a "slut" in an interview. Evans eventually offered a sincere apology, but Renner remains in hot water for his apology that wasn't really an apology at all.
All that aside, though, we still want to know: when will we get a Black Widow film? Johansson has mentioned that it's a possibility, but we believe that this is one female superhero who has an interesting enough back story to warrant her own movie.
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